Green Costing Mets
The Mets' addition of Shawn Green in August was lauded by few and criticized by many. The analyst community was particularly pessimistic, realizing Green was done as a productive player and was now a significant liability in the field.
Green has now made three costly misplays in the NLCS. In Game 2, he turned a potential game-turning catch into a two-run Scott Spiezio triple. In Game 3, he turned what would have been a routine running catch for a right fielder with normal range into another two-run triple for Spiezio. Tonight, he took a very poor route to a ball in the gap, giving Juan Encarnacion an extra base and ensuring Spiezio would score from first. (Think Spiezio is going to remember to send Green a Hanukkah card this year?)
Green's bat is not worth putting up with this abysmal defense. If and when Cliff Floyd comes back, Endy Chavez should be starting in right field.